Well, a really awesome thing just happened. A German lady just personal messaged me on Facebook to ask if she could order a signed copy of my book, SAT & BAF! Memories of a Tower Rat, with a personal inscription. She's a major character in the book.
I just finished chatting with her for probably an hour. I told her I'd just send her one as a gift. She insists on paying me. I told her she could order it off Amazon.de cheaper but it wouldn't be signed. She wants it signed. So, I gave her my address and she said she'll send the money with a letter. She still lives in Germany, so I'll send it to her at cost plus shipping. The book wouldn't be nearly as interesting without her and her friend.
I didn't bring it up that she's in the book. I'm sure she knows. I think she's known for quite a while but didn't say anything. We hung out a lot, and we're both in a secret Facebook group specifically for people who hung out in two bars in Heilbronn, Germany in the 1980s! I recognized her immediately even though it's been twenty-five years. We're friended on Facebook now and she's seen my older pictures. I also suspect some mutual (German) friends have probably told her. I used her real first name, and it's pretty distinctive.
I think some of the stories will bring a smile to her face. They were good memories, and it was a magical time for all of us. I won't say who she is, but she'll definitely know who she is.
That's just awesome to me. :-)